International Organizations

In this section are listed the links to some of the most influential international organizations and entities, which work in the field of cross-border and/or corporate insolvency law.

Should you believe others should be included in the list, feel free to let us know in the “contact” section.

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is a subsidiary body of the General Assembly of the United Nations which was established in 1966 with the general mandate to further the progressive harmonization and unification of the law of international trade.

Working Group V is dedicated to harminzation of practices in the field of insolvency law.

The European Commission – DG Justice has a section dedicated to the latest developments on the process of harmonization of insolvency laws and practices within the European Union.

From this page, it is possible to access all the studies commissioned by the European Commission, as well as all the proposals and legislative instruments issued by the EC in recent years.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

The work of the IMF is of three main types. Surveillance involves the monitoring of economic and financial developments, and the provision of policy advice, aimed especially at crisis-prevention. The IMF also lends to countries with balance of payments difficulties, to provide temporary financing and to support policies aimed at correcting the underlying problems; loans to low-income countries are also aimed especially at poverty reduction. Third, the IMF provides countries with technical assistance and training in its areas of expertise. Supporting all three of these activities is IMF work in economic research and statistics.

The World Bank – Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. Launched in 2002, it looks at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle.

By gathering and analyzing comprehensive quantitative data to compare business regulation environments across economies and over time, ‘Doing Business’ encourages economies to compete towards more efficient regulation; offers measurable benchmarks for reform; and serves as a resource for academics, journalists, private sector researchers and others interested in the business climate of each economy. One of the section of the ‘Doing Business’ project is dedicated to insolvency regulation and practice.